Join Benchmark’s week of networking, dealmaking and policy in Washington DC for Giga USA 2024, a live, and in-person conference being held June 11-13 at the JW Marriott Washington DC, USA.

This year's conference will include Benchmark's  inaugural World Lithium Congress. The world’s lithium industry, global governance and finance meet for the world’s biggest and most influential pure play lithium event.

Across three days and multiple streams, discussions will explore the rise of USA's lithium ion battery gigafactory economy and the need to build secure, sustainable supply chains for lithium, nickel, graphite, cobalt, manganese, rare earths and other critical raw materials.

FREE PASSES AVAILABLE FOR US GOVERNMENT &

INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

TUESDAY JUNE 11: 

7:30 am: Registration Opens

7:30 am: Breakfast Networking

8:30 am to 6:15 pm: Giga USA Day One

6 pm to 8 pm: Giga USA Networking Reception

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 12:

7:30 am: Breakfast Networking

8:30 am to 6:00 pm: Giga USA Critical Mineral Day

6 pm to 8 pm: World Lithium Congress Networking Reception 

 

THURSDAY JUNE 13:

7:30 am: Breakfast Networking

8:30 am to 3 pm: World Lithium Congress 

3 pm: Close of Conference

 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Noah Lehrman
Noah Lehrman
Senior Vice President
Hudson Metal & Alloy LLC
Bart Thanhauser
Bart Thanhauser
Deputy Assistant USTR for Southeast Asia and the Pacific
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Robert Seguin
Robert Seguin
Product Manager
Vale
Emmanuel Dominguez
Emmanuel Dominguez
Director – EV Critical Materials Purchasing
General Motors
Peter Stahley
Peter Stahley
Senior Vice President
Cassidy and Associates
Richard Russell
Richard Russell
Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Political Affairs
National Mining Association
Frank Macchiarola
Frank Macchiarola
Chief Policy Officer
American Clean Power Association
Emma Bishop
Emma Bishop
Vice President
Venn Strategies
Jesus Eduardo Escobar
Jesus Eduardo Escobar
Supervisor, District #1
Imperial County Board of Supervisors
Annie Gayman
Annie Gayman
Senior Vice President
Lot Sixteen
Craig Weichel
Craig Weichel
Section Head and Counsellor, Energy and Environment
Embassy of Canada
Joe Bryan
Joe Bryan
Principal
Muswell Orange
Joshua Lanning
Joshua Lanning
Executive Director
CIBC Capital Markets

SPEAKER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Contact our team to discuss how your company can contribute to this year's agenda.

     KEY THEMES

  • Targeting American Tonnage: The role of the USA in the global battery arms race to 300TWh deployed capacity
  • Shifting thinking from GWh to TWh for true Net Zero by 2050: Charting the rise of battery gigafactories and their importance to global geopolitics
  • Understanding the lithium ion battery ecosystem: What is the role of automotive OEMs and Tier One suppliers, in the race to build secure and sustainable supply chains?
  • Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act: What implications of the US Government's large-scale stimulus policy targeted at clean energy supply chains have emerged
  • Energy Storage Systems (ESS): Understanding the dynamics of the next wave of lithium ion battery demand
  • Building sustainable battery supply chains from the mine site onwards: decarbonised operations, managing environmental & social impacts, and good corporate governance
  • Innovation in the chemistry and design from the cell pack to the anodes, cathodes, and how this will impact the critical materials required
  • Developing Speciality Commodities: What does this mean for the critical minerals of lithium, graphite, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and silicon?
  • Circularity, recycling and tracing:will new technologies and improved collection strategies impact the race for critical minerals?
  • Aligning policy, finance and global partnerships to strengthen America’s energy and green mobility future
  • US Gigafactory expansion considerations: site location, size, technology, ESG, circularity and partnerships required

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JW MARRIOTT WASHINGTON, DC

Located on Pennsylvania Avenue, just steps from from The White House, close to Capitol Hill and within easy access of all relevant US government department offices, the JW Marriott Washington, DC offers the perfect location for meetings at the heart of the US capital.

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, District Of Columbia, USA, 20004